Want to know more about how to set healthy boundaries in an open adoption? Haven’t read my book yet but are curious about it? Check out this book excerpt in Carrie Goldman’s Portrait of an Adoption Column on Chicago Now.
Here’s an excerpt of the excerpt Carrie is sharing on Portrait of an Adoption’s Facebook page:
If you find yourself thinking in terms of what you will “grant” birth parents, what you will “give up” to them, then it’s possible that, instead of seeing your relationship as mutually beneficial and having a valid place in your child’s life, you view them as an imposition. At times like this, it would be helpful to ascertain what fears lurk behind those thoughts. Of course, if you have real fears for your family’s safety, then your relationship may end up being somewhat adversarial. But if your fears are your personal demons—like a fear of not being the “real” parent—then the work to be done is is on yourself.
I have two more elsewheres to report this week:
- Adoptimist quotes this blog in a graphic it has created, which you can see here. This is the second in a series of quotes.
- AllParenting asks adoptive moms to share their adoption love stories. Read several of them here.
The Lavender Luz family a few years back.
That’s my flurry of news. How is your summer going?